Close wounds up to 50% faster by eliminating knot tying.
Anchor the Suture
With the Quill needle, take initial bite of tissue on either side of the apex of the wound. Then pass the needle through the variable loop. Cinch down to engage the barbs at the fixation point.
Run the Stitch
Continue to approximate the tissue in a running fashion until the opposite end of the wound is reached. Use care to approximate the tissue and not strangulate.
Lock the Stitch
Secure the end by employing a backstitch or two, exit laterally and cut flush with the skin once approximation is complete.
The demo kit has 3 suture samples, a practice pad for you to use and a link to an instructional video.
Free training is available. We will guide you in finding the right size and needles to for your practice.
“Barbed Suture Tips & Tricks.”
With automated technology, Quill manufacturing starts with a traditional suture strand. Barbs are precisely carved in a helical pattern around the strand. For every inch of material, the spiral wraps around the suture five times giving 360 degrees of engagement every 1/4 inch of the suture. This ensures fixation at every point and every plane throughout a wound closure.
Quill Veterinary sutures come in three materials commonly used in Veterinary medicine. PDO, for 6 weeks wound support; Monoderm for 3 weeks wound support, and Polypropylene for permanent placement in tissue. The strength and absorption times are predictable and stable.
At the end of the incision line, take a few bites of tissue in the reverse direction to lock the barbs in place. Then, exit the wound perpendicular to the incision line and cut flush. See step-by-step-instruction guide.
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